You are doing your job, and that’s it; there is no “going the extra mile.” Originally, quiet quitting was a term used to protest China’s prominent culture of overworking. It has since morphed into Western workplace behavior.
COVID-19 taught us to stand up for our workplace rights. It was a long time coming and a valuable shake-up to the status quo. But what are the circumstances of your quiet quitting? Is it based on overwork and rights or simply belligerence in not wanting to extend yourself? If the mantra is, “I am not appreciated, so I won’t do more,” it is pretty much assured you won’t be appreciated.
For the most part, we don’t realize when we are career self-sabotaging. It parades as our savior, providing “sound advice” to protect us. But it is our inner voice, nurturing and feeding self-doubt and crushing self-confidence.
Originally published by www.fastcompany.com